26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Very useful for parents and anyone working with children,
This review is from: Superpowers for Parents: The Psychology of Great Parenting and Happy Children (Paperback)I came to this book as a parent and found it interesting and informative. However, my main reason for writing this review is to point out how useful this book could also be for professionals who work with children and their parents/families. As a primary school teacher and 'Family Learning' teacher I have already found this book useful in a professional context.
Last week I was playing a language game with a group of seven year old children when one of them suddenly said "I am going to lose this game. I always lose in games. I am just a big fat loser!" It is not particularly unusual for children to make comments like this, but I found that I was instantly reminded of the swimming club experiences/examples in chapter 4 of Superpowers for Parents(Becoming indestructible - nuturing resilence in young people)and the statement by Dr Stephen Briers that in a negative or depressed mindset "bad events will be interpreted as permanent, far-reaching and person-related". My response to the child who uttered this remark (referral back to the previous session when he had won several of the games we played)may well have been the same even if I had not read the book. However, I have found since reading this book that I am much more aware of my own responses and attitude towards children's behaviour and speech in school as well as at home.
I think this book could be a very useful and accessible tool for anyone working with children and for professionals working with parents who may not read books about great parenting.